With little more than a month to go on a sunset date for Great Britain to either stay or leave the European Union?
The government has begun to put in place plans and orders to deal with a possible chaotic future where the country is essentially cut off from the rest of Europe….
THAT could result in all sorts of problems including possible violence….
They country and its lawmakers seem vastly unprepared to deal with something they THOUGH would come out in their favor with a country wide vote on emotion, NOT comments sense and forethought ….
If Britain crashes out of the EU, and things go bad in London, Queen Elizabeth II will be ready to make her own exit — to an undisclosed location.
The U.K. government has repurposed Cold War emergency evacuation planning to prepare for the chance of violence and mayhem following a no-deal Brexit, and the need to protect the royal family, the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sundayreported.
Fears of Britain making a disorderly departure from the EU have spiked in recent days following a vote in the U.K. parliament demanding that Prime Minister Theresa May renegotiate the Brexit Withdrawal Treaty to change the backstop provision on the Northern Ireland border.
Neither May nor leaders in parliament have put forward a specific alternative proposal and EU negotiators insist that there is none because the issue was discussed exhaustively at the bargaining table. European leaders around the Continent and senior EU officials in Brussels have said there will be no renegotiation without a substantial shift in U.K. red lines.
It was unclear how seriously Whitehall officials were taking the prospect of a royal evacuation, which would presumably follow an outbreak of riots in London. But both the Times and the Mail said officials were worried about increasing efforts to draw the royal family into the intractable Brexit debate that continues to roil the country.
The queen has generally steered clear of the rancorous Brexit debate, though she did appear to weigh in, however subtly, in a recent speech in which she called forBritons to “seek out the common ground” and not lose sight of the “bigger picture.”
Among those who have called for royal intervention is hardline Brexiter, Jacob Rees-Mogg, who urged the Queen to suspend parliament if necessary to stop MPs seeking to delay Brexit. The Mail quoted Rees-Mogg as ridiculing those responsible for the evacuation plans. “The over-excited officials who have dreamt up this nonsense are clearly more students of fantasy than of history,” he said.
The Times quoted an official describing the need for a royal evacuation as “extremely unlikely.” But the prospect of the queen being rushed to safety in a secret operation now joins the list of worst-case Brexit fears alongside potential shortages of food and medicine…..
Donald Trump’s becoming the American President has seemed to driven the world a bit crazy….